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During the unprecedented threat brought on by the recent coronavirus pandemic, Schwartz Semerdjian stands ready to support you. We understand that the current situation will lead to unique circumstances which may lead you to need or want legal advice, and we remain available to assist.

In order to continue to provide seamless and efficient legal services and communication, we have made several accommodations to limit the impact on the firm’s clients and visitors. We are operating with a more limited in-person staff, encouraging those who can and want to telecommute to do so. Schwartz Semerdjian attorneys have secure remote access to the firm’s computer system and will continue to be available by phone and via email.

We are confident that we will all get through these times and hope that all in the extended Schwartz Semerdjian family and in the community remain healthy. Thank you for your continued trust in Schwartz Semerdjian and our ability to serve your legal needs.


On February 12, 2020, the Associated Subcontractors Alliance will host their Annual Legal Update and Member Showcase, an information packed review of new and noteworthy employment and labor laws and regulations that affect those in the construction industry.  Schwartz Semerdjian attorneys Kevin Cauley, Kristen Bush, and Mark Bale will present on various topics, including the use of independent contractors, lactation rooms, amendments to the California Pay Act, harassment training requirements, paid family leave, and compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act.  Click here for the event flyerRegistration can be completed online at the ASA website.


We are proud to announce that U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings have named Schwartz Semerdjian Cauley & Moot LLP a top-tier law firm in two practice areas for the 10th year in a row. As the leading survey of lawyers worldwide, the rankings honor Schwartz Semerdjian for our well-known work on large, complex matters where an entire business may be at risk, and rated Schwartz Semerdjian as an exceptional in San Diego for tort and labor and employment litigation. We applaud our whole team for this well-deserved accolade!


Schwartz Semerdjian partner Dick Semerdjian has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2020 Edition) in the fields of Labor & Employment and Personal Injury. This is the 11th straight year that Dick has been selected for this honor. Congratulations, Dick!


Schwartz Semerdjian partner John Moot has been elected Vice Chair of the South County Economic Development Council.  South County EDC, the nonprofit organization responsible for economic development in South Bay, promotes education and encourages economic development in the South San Diego and Baja regions.  Board members will be tasked with helping to see the successful planning, promotion and implementation of South County EDC events and initiatives, including the annual South County Economic Development Council Summit. Congratulations, John!